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Magic Twenty20 moments

On the 10th anniversary of Twenty20 cricket, we take a look at five memorable moments from domestic matches in the shortest format.SUSSEX v HAMPSHIRE, JULY 2004 - DIMITRI MASCARENHAS BECOMES THE FIRST PLAYER TO TAKE A T20 HAT-TRICK

The format was still very much in its infancy but Mascarenhas will always hold the honour of becoming the first person to take a hat-trick with the wickets of Mark Davis, Mushtaq Ahmed and Jason Lewry.

The all-rounder had earlier taken the wicket of Robin Martin-Jenkins and then cleaned up Sussex for a paltry 67 all out with the scalp of James Kirtley to finish with figures of 5-14 before Hampshire claimed a three-wicket win.

Dominic Cork also claimed three wickets in as many balls that year after dismissing Kevin Pietersen, Mark Ealham and Samit Patel for Lancashire against Nottinghamshire.


Napier first came to prominence when he was called up to England's initial 30-man squad for the 2004 Champions Trophy, but a succession of injuries ensured the all-rounder slipped down the pecking order.

He was not even a regular for Essex before a balmy summer night in Chelmsford, where he hammered Sussex's beleaguered bowlers to all parts, hitting a then world record 16 sixes en route to the highest individual score in the domestic competition.

His sensational knock ensured a 128-run win for Essex and once again led to international attention. He was included in England's squad for the 2009 World Twenty20, although did not feature.KENT v MIDDLESEX, JULY 2008 - MIDDLESEX WIN TWENTY20 CUP AFTER LAST-BALL VICTORY IN THE FINAL

Middlesex claimed their first piece of major silverware in 15 years courtesy of a thrilling victory over defending champions Kent at the Rose Bowl in a match that went right to the wire.

After deciding to bat first, the London county amassed 187 for six, with Owais Shah plundering 75 from just 35 balls.

It was the highest total made in the final, but Kent refused to be overawed and captain Rob Key's 52 off 30 balls got them off to a good start in reply.

Justin Kemp and Azhar Mahmood needed 16 off the last over and three off the final ball. However, Kemp, on 49, could only fire the ball straight at Tyron Henderson to give the spoils to Middlesex.


In perhaps the most memorable domestic T20 final, Hampshire edged out Somerset, who were runners-up in all three formats of the game that season.

This defeat may have hurt the most as they came agonisingly close.

Somerset made 173 for six after deciding to bat, thanks largely to Craig Kieswetter’s 59-ball 71.

Backed by home support, Hampshire looked on course to chase down the total, but there were chaotic scenes off the final ball as Dan Christian limped through for the match-winning single - despite having a runner.

Somerset captain Marcus Trescothick had the opportunity to run the Australian out but failed to realise Christian was out of his ground and later admitted: "It'll probably haunt me for a few years."SUSSEX v GLOUCESTERSHIRE, JULY 2012 - SCOTT STYRIS' WORLD RECORD 38 RUNS OFF ONE OVER EN ROUTE TO 37-BALL CENTURY

Sussex's Friends Life t20 quarter-final victory was largely down to one man - Styris.

Not only did the veteran New Zealander score the then joint third-fastest T20 hundred, he also made it a day to forget for compatriot James Fuller, who conceded a world record 38 runs in the 18th over.

The fast bowler completely lost his way, sending down two no-balls - the first a beamer  - before seeing Styris plunder three sixes and as many fours to take the game away from Gloucestershire.

All-rounder Styris brought up his half-century from 24 balls before two sixes in the final over took him to exactly 100 not out.

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